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U.S. Civil War - U.S. Army

Ferdinand Frederick Rohm

  • Rank: Chief Bugler
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    16th Pennsylvania Cavalry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: August 25, 1864
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Reams' Station, Virginia, USA
While his regiment was retiring under fire, voluntarily remained behind to succor a wounded officer who was in great danger, secured assistance, and removed the officer to a place of safety.
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Juniata County, Pennsylvania
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: October 16, 1897
  • Born: August 30, 1843, Patterson, Juniata County, PA, United States
  • Died: November 24, 1917, Harrisburg, PA, United States
  • Buried: Westminster Presbyterian Cemetery (PM) , Mifflintown, PA, United States

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